When you think Olympic hockey, Latvia isn’t exactly the first country that pops into your head. However, the Latvian
Girgensons will be on the only current NHL player on the roster and will be called upon to play a big role as one of the younger players. Girgensons will likely play up the middle and will look to ensure the Latvian team doesn’t get blown out.
Ted Nolan is known for getting teams with little skill to work hard and surprise and while the Latvians won’t get run over they’ll have a very difficult time advancing out of the round robin.